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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission


Even if some applications might seem fully functional, and safe, we still identify them as potentially unwanted programs. Picexa is such an application, and it is best that you remove it from your machine because it relies on questionable methods to reach target computers. Besides that, it has been noticed that Picexa might be the reason some computer users end up infecting their system with malware. You can find plenty more reliable and sophisticated applications that will help you with your picture viewing, so there is no reason why you should keep this program on your system.

The official site promotes this program as an unrivalled tool equipped with powerful image engine and providing the smoothest visual experience. It might seem like a useful application to have on your computer; however, if your computer is equipped with Windows operating system, the default Windows Photo Viewer has basically the same features as Picexa. As you see, you already have a tool to look through the images, so you really do not need to install Picexa, especially considering that it might prove to be unsafe.

If you already have Picexa on your machine, you should remove it because it was developer by Taiwan Shui Mu Chih Ching Technology Limited, a collective which is already known in the computer security community for releasing such questionable applications as Winzipper,,, and many more. They all have security-related issues that make them difficult to recommend to computer users, so do not hesitate to delete Picexa because this program might not be as reliable as you think.

In fact, the distribution method this potentially unwanted program relies on already implies that Picexa should not be trusted. This program was noticed gaining access to computers together with SuperWeb infections, PC Optimizer Pro, BoBrowser, and another malicious applications. You should avoid downloading freeware or shareware from unreliable file sharing websites because you might end up in a situation where you need to remove not only Picexa, but also other unwanted or dangerous programs.

It is important that you do not delay to delete Picexa from your machine because as soon as it enters your system, it activates specific processes (piceexasvc.exe.) in order to collect device and service specific-information (hardware model, IP address, operating system, etc.). This activity might negatively affect the performance of your computer; also, we are sure you do not want a program from suspicious developers gathering data about you, even if it is only non-personally identifiable information.

One of the most worrisome facts about Picexa is that it can surreptitiously connect to the Internet and deploy Trojan droppers, or other infections, to your system. Picexa is too unpredictable a program that might cause serious damage to your computer’s health if you do not take immediate action to remove this application. Even though you can terminate Picexa effortlessly from Control Panel, you will feel more secure if you choose automatic removal by utilizing reliable antimalware software.

Remove Picexa from your computer

Windows 8 & 8.1:

  1. Press the Windows key + X and go to Control Panel.
  2. Open Programs and Features and choose Picexa.
  3. Click Uninstall/Change.

From Windows 7 & Vista:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Open Programs and Features and select Picexa in the program list.
  3. Click Uninstall/Change.

From Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Open Add or Remove Programs and choose Picexa in the list.
  3. Click Remove.
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  1. 505 Jun 22, 2015

    Good article, could use some editing.

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